1/9/17 Once again we honor Dr. King by carrying on his fight for social and economic justice
Next Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day when we recommit to social and economic justice.
Dr. King has a special significance to us because he died marching with AFSCME sanitation workers in Memphis. The workers were embroiled in a bitter fight for a first contract. Dr. King stood up for them and we must never forget.
Here are some of the events planned:
Sunday, Jan. 15
SEATTLE — A Rally to Protect Health Care will be held at noon on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Seattle’s Westlake Park, 4th & Pine. Special guest speakers will include U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal. Details TBA.
Monday, Jan. 16
SEATTLE — Under the theme, “Stop the Hate – Come Together,” the annual MLK Day Rally & March from Garfield High School, 23rd and E. Jefferson, will be Monday, Jan. 16. Workshops will be held starting at 9:30 a.m., the rally in the gym starts at 11 a.m., the march to the Federal Building (2nd & Madison) leaves the school at 12:30 p.m., and a second rally will be held there at approximately 1:30 p.m. GET DETAILS
SPOKANE — The MLK Rally and Unity March begins at noon at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. GET DETAILS
YAKIMA — The annual MLK Day peace walk will gather at 11:30 a.m. at MLK Jr. Boulevard and Fifth Avenue in Yakima. The march will start at noon and proceed to the Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. Eighth St. GET DETAILS